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Where the Fraser River Flows

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Where the Fraser River Flows

Where the Fraser River Flows
(Joe Hill)

Fellow workers pay attention
  To what I'm going to mention
For it is the fixed intention
  Of the Workers of the World
And I hope you'll all be ready
  True-hearted, brave and steady
To gather round our standard
  When the red flag is unfurled

    Where the Fraser River flows
    Each fellow worker knows
    They have bullied and oppressed us
    But still our union grows
    And we're going to find a way, boys
    For shorter hours and better pay, boys
    We're going to win the day, boys
    Where the Fraser River flows

Now, these gunny-sack contractors
  Have all been dirty actors
They're not our benefactors
  Each fellow worker knows
So we've got to stick together
  In fine or dirty weather
We will show no white feather
  Where the Fraser River flows

Now, the boss the law is stretching
  Bulls and pimps he's fetching
They are a fine collection
  As Jesus only knows
But why their mothers reared them
  And why the devil spared them
Are questions we can't answer
  Where the Fraser River flows

AJS
apr97
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